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Volunteering can give you a chance to become more involved in your local community – and it also provides you with a sense of wellbeing.

As well as giving you the opportunity to help others and contribute to a functioning community, it can also increase your self-confidence and provide you with a sense of fulfilment. Many people become a volunteer to increase their social circle, learn new abilities and improve their job skills.

Volunteering is a flexible way to contribute to society, and a number of organisations welcome volunteers to help out. It can be tailored around your normal life, so you could only take part when you are available – such as evenings or weekends. Some people are full-time volunteers, while others only volunteer part time.

For more information, visit our volunteering webpages.


Contact us

Gateshead Council

Kate Marshall, Communities, Neighbourhoods and Volunteering
Phone: 0191 433 3255

GVOC (Gateshead Voluntary Organisations Council)

Rebecca Leary, Gateshead Volunteer Centre
Phone: 0191 478 4103